Who or what is an MMJ Caregiver?
If you don’t want to grow for yourself but your physician has recommended marijuana, it may be time to meet a Medical Marijuana Caregiver (MMJ Caregiver). An MMJ caregiver is like your own personal marijuana grower. In many States procuring marijuana from an MMJ caregiver is legally sanctioned. No matter what your monthly marijuana budget is, purchasing directly from an MMJ Caregiver can mean big savings for you. But if your marijuana budget is over $200 per month, read on about finding a local grower you can purchase from directly. A great MMJ caregiver will also give you access to highly exclusive and desirable strains.
The first question you might ask: how can I find a local MMJ Caregiver? We made our site – Grassmatch – for just that purpose.
And now we are going to tell you, the medical marijuana patient, how to find and keep a great MMJ caregiver.
The 7 Steps to a Great MMJ Caregiver relationship
At Grassmatch we talk to dozens of new patients every single day. Every newbie finds the whole medical marijuana process confusing. Many people are not even aware that they have the option of purchasing marijuana directly from a grower. They don’t know that Grassmatch will hook you up with local MMJ caregivers for free. Certainly they don’t know what they need to do to ensure that their relationship with their MMJ caregiver goes well. Follow the 7 steps below and begin buying affordable, reliable, and high quality medical marijuana.
1. Send in your State Application… NOW!
We recommend that you do not wait to find an MMJ Caregiver to send your application to the state. When you find an MMJ Caregiver you may add them to your registry at any time without delay. Many caregivers will not register patients who have not received their card yet. Be sure to ask your prospect of any such stipulations to avoid surprises.
2. Interview your MMJ Caregiver
You should begin by honestly assessing your needs first. Travel distance, grow habits, delivery frequency, caregiver availability, and strains available are some of the points to be covered in the initial interview. [We shamelessly mention that all this information easily available at www.grassmatch.com] But anything else that is critically important to you should be discussed at this time.
3. Meeting for the first time
Choose a public area like a food court, restaurant or the like. It’s best to avoid home visits at this stage. You don’t need to know where your MMJ Caregiver lives or grows yet anyhow. Select a meeting place that might be used to take your deliveries and judge the travel distance and the area. Your MMJ caregiver may even have access to a professional office or provisioning center. Be courteous, clean, and professional. Sadly even today caregivers are taking big risks to supply you with medicine. You can help them by being discrete and leaving your favorite marijuana leaf t-shirt at home. At this meeting you can be more personal and get answers to any concerns you may have.
4. Sending a Change Form to the State
The two of you will decide who will do the mailing, and who will pay the change form fees. As an MMJ Caregiver myself I prefer to do the mailing and pay the associated postage and state fees. A Certified Mail/Return Receipt is the safest quickest way to register. A receipt will be mailed back to you when it arrives and a legal supply may begin in 21 days if all of the information is correct on the change forms, and accepted by the state. Your new cards will arrive soon after. It’s important to keep the name, address, and contact information of your MMJ caregiver a private matter.
An MMJ caregiver and patient should arrange communication channels (email/phone/etc). MMJ Caregivers often arrange deliveries back to back so please keep your appointments. Your caregiver owes their other patients the same courtesy. Your first meeting may be awkward but soon you’ll probably be like old friends.
5. Strain Review
Soon after each delivery it’s important for your MMJ Caregiver know what you do and don’t like about the strains provided. There is no reliable way to know what you’ll favor. This changes from one patient to another, and even from day to day. Don’t assume that because you don’t like something it is a poor quality product. Another patient might dislike your favorites too.
6. Not Happy?
If you’re unsatisfied with your MMJ caregiver services/products you should first discuss the issue with your caregiver and see if you can come to an agreement. Having tried that, if you’re still unsatisfied, or if the problems are just too egregious, you may remove or replace the MMJ caregiver using the State of Michigan MMMP change form. Be sure to inform your caregiver of any changes – this may effect his or her garden.
[If you found your MMJ caregiver on Grassmatch, be sure to leave a detailed review for your caregiver]
Proper communication will go a long way to provide you and your MMJ caregiver with a satisfying experience. Good luck to you. We hope for good fortune in your life.